By Brian Frederick
The U.S. apartment of Representatives has been frozen at 435 participants for nearly a century, and in that point the nation’s inhabitants has grown via greater than two hundred percentage. With the variety of electorate represented by way of each one condo member now dramatically higher, is an incredible final result of this ancient disparity a lowered caliber of illustration?
Brian Frederick makes use of empirical information to scrutinize no matter if illustration has been undermined by way of retaining a ceiling at the variety of seats on hand in the home. He examines the effect of constituency measurement on numerous metrics of representation—including estimating the results on electoral festival, coverage responsiveness, and citizen touch with and approval in their representatives—and argues that now's the time for the home to be elevated as a way to higher symbolize a speedily becoming country.
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Congressional Representation & Constituents: The Case for Increasing the U.S. House of Representatives (Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation) by Brian Frederick